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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 11, 2008 11:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Worth The Bucks

just finished listening to all three disks, and one thing especially stands out for me: there's not one track i would toss aside, which is an uncommon occurence for me for most anything post-'69; just an amazing release by the deadnet folks; say what you want, grumble if you will, weep and moan and demand it all now now now, whatever, this is worth your dollars in 32 different ways; nazdravi

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 14, 2008 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Whewww!!!

Whoaaa...an outstanding collection for 71. I have been listening extensively to Feb (18-21), Apr (25-29), July (2), Aug (4-6), Nov (7) and Dec (4-7), and can with great confidence say these three disks are just amazing.

Sure, the same songs we have heard so many times from this Transitional period, but, what sound quality. It continues to amaze me that they can do wonders with these tapes to the point that original "live" releases (Sk & Roses, etc) are eclipsed by these "modern" productions.

Coupling the 8-6 AUD with these now released SBDs gives you an outstanding collection...

I still maintain that a huge attraction for the two yrs (ie, 70-71) surrounding Workingman's and ABeauty are the often stellar vocals of the boys, never to be achieved, IMHO, again...for verification, listen to Bob on the fantastic Winterland shows (11-9/11-73) and not just due to the occasional drop outs, it is clear that his voice has moved along the trajectory Earl described so well so long ago in his post about Bob's move toward "talking" his way thru songs...but I digress.

I would rank this live set (RTs vol 1, #3) as THE most satisfying purchase for me of the past five years, and I am not even one that knows 71 like so many of you might...

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 16, 2008 6:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Whewww!!!

WT ... glad your purchase was worth the dollars, and i'm with you on best live music purchase in quite some time; i'm really lovin' this latest Road Trips release and couldn't be more pleased; it also arrives at a period when i am giving '71 GD more attention than i have ever given this year previously, and i am left amazed that i have waited so long to plunge into this era, some absolutely wonderful things were going on, interesting setlists, great playing & guest musicians, just a fantastic year; let me poke around and see what i have that you might perhaps have not ... Arbuthnot

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 16, 2008 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Whewww!!!

Keep meaning to send that email, but I suppose public discourse will have to suffice for now...yes, I know that folks have raved about the Cow Palace, and I do like that sound, and then, 73 @ Winterland was impressive, so all in all, as much as we all like to bitch and moan about Rhino and the other Fat Cats keeping us down, I have to yet again go on record in saying this stuff continues to be more than worth it (and doing the math, I realize this three disk set for $20 easily out performs, dollar and cents wise, the other boxed sets and such...you can't really complain about this value).

I have been working my way thru your kindness and generosity of late, consisting of a multitude of shows from 71, and love them all. But, the reason this purchase so stands out is the sound quality. Sure, 2-18 and 2-19 sound great, BUT those SBDs do have drop outs, and they do have some cuts and other imperfections (who could complain when "free?") and then this arrives to blow me away--it's the instant comparison that so impresses...

Buy this one folks.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 12, 2008 4:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Worth The Bucks

Whoaaa...thanks for those encouraging words, Arb. Made the plunge (figured I get myself that Father's Day gift), and now I can't wait.

Of course, I still live in 68 (and 69 and 70), but have been spending a great deal of time in 71 of late and this is just the ticket.

Hope you are well.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Jun 13, 2008 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Worth The Bucks

Wow, Will in '71... I'm pleased to hear it. You may have some fun if you make it all the way to '72!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 13, 2008 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Worth The Bucks

Yep, there may be hope for me yet...now that the Lakers are leaving me less than satisfied with the start to my summer, I have to find something to cheer me up.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 12, 2008 9:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Worth The Bucks

thanks Will Tell, you will not be disappointed, i'm listening to the disks again right now, can't seem to take it out of my player, it's just soooo good, and like you, been dwelling in '71 of late, a year i had previously side-stepped, but which i am now discovering has some amazing shows; things are well enough, give or take, thanks for asking ... shoot me an e-mail when you get a moment

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Jun 12, 2008 1:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Worth The Bucks

Thanks Arb, I will buy it on that note...

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jun 12, 2008 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Worth The Bucks

just got mine today, looks nice, but what do i put the discs in? can't leave them in the cardboard, unless i want the discs scratched up. i checked, some of the discs already are scratched. i'd rather they send these in plastic sleeves, for chrissakes.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jun 12, 2008 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Worth The Bucks

you put them in yer CD player...but really, scratched disc's?? That sucks! But Rhino using cardboard is soooo green

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jun 12, 2008 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Worth The Bucks

disc one has two very noticeable scratches on it, but it plays fine. this is probably the best release since cow palace 76.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 13, 2008 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Road Trips 3 ... Worth The Bucks

Yikes! Friends of mine love the artwork with the 73 "box" set, BUT I had a heart-sinking reaction when seeing those odd cardboard sleeves when it arrived (and now whenever I slide one out, esp when I am in the car or some such and not sooo nimble).

You're telling me it's more of the same?!?

I really like the nice (hard) plastic traditional packaging like Fillmore so that the disks are held in place, and easily "lifted" out...

Crap.

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